David Loughrey

Apology tendered for angry remark

Apology tendered for angry remark

A Dunedin city councillor has apologised for a comment at a meeting this week about "old men with hearing aids" after it was taken as a personal slight by Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders Association chairman Syd Adie, and as a slight against those with disabilities.

Up the creek without a crane

Up the creek without a crane

Men and machines worked in fading light to save a digger stuck in the Andersons Bay inlet last night, as a rising tide threatened to swamp the machine.

DCC in public forum change

DCC in public forum change

The Dunedin City Council voted near-unanimously yesterday to change a 21-year-old system of public forums that allows the public to speak at committee meetings.

Autospectacular impresses

The sheer variety of petrol-driven enthusiasts' clubs was a feature of the 2008 Autospectacular at the Edgar Centre, Dunedin, on Saturday.

Consent granted for harbour development

Consent granted for harbour development

Dunedin property developer Tim Barnett has been given consent to build a three-storeyed office and residential building by the Steamer Basin at the Otago Harbour, but will have to wait before he can start building.

Fears DCC plan will gag public

Fears DCC plan will gag public

New rules that could affect the public's ability to speak at Dunedin City Council meetings have been criticised for reducing democratic input in decision-making.

Tree may become Environment Court issue

Tree may become Environment Court issue

The future of a large elm tree in Macandrew Bay, Dunedin, may be decided by the Environment Court if mediation can not resolve the issue.

Historic Places Trust hits back

Historic Places Trust hits back

The New Zealand Historic Places Trust has rejected criticism it is holding up work on a planned Mediterranean garden in Dunedin, and says it has not seen a report on the site, nor has it made a recommendation.

Verge parking ban toothless

Verge parking ban toothless

The Dunedin City Council has outlawed parking on grass verges, but at the moment has no power to hand out tickets.

Waste charge reprieve for groups

Waste charge reprieve for groups

Sports clubs, churches and small businesses have been saved from paying extra charges under a new trade waste bylaw, and a cost increase for larger business will be given more consideration.